Blachernae Palace | Blachernae (Greek: Βλαχέρναι) was a suburb in the northwestern section of Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. It is the site of a water source and a number of prominent churches were built there, most notably the great Church of St. Mary of Blachernae (Panagia Blacherniotissa), built by Empress Pulcheria in c. 450, expanded by Emperor Leo I (r. 457–474) and renovated by Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565) in the 6th century.
Byzantium 1200. The reconstruction work for the byzantine hippodrome was carried out with Jonathan Bardill between 2008 and 2010 in connection with the Pera Museum exhibition Hippodrome and Atmeydani: A Stage for Istanbul’s History (2010). The resulting computer model is the most detailed reconstruction of a Roman circus to date.